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2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Buick Enclave

The 2018 Porsche Macan is a sleek and fast SUV which offers lots of interior comforts and the option to upgrade to GTS for increased performance. But it competes against the 2018 Buick Enclave, an SUV noted for its spacious cabin, elegant cockpit, and exceptional handling. Which of them is superior?

Design & Style

The newest edition of the Enclave has been restyled, with a cabin that combines high technology with refinement. The heavy bottom of previous editions has been phased out, in favor of an SUV which is sleek and low with a waterfall grille. It is equipped with LEDs and incorporates sheet metal which is quite expressive. The Porsche Macan has a smooth tailgate with LED lights of its own. The exhausts in the latest edition have been rounded, which matches the overall exterior. Within the cabin, every surface is covered with premium material, and a central binnacle gauge can be seen along with an ignition system that is left mounted.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Macan incorporates some of the most advanced safety features known to man, such as airbags for each passenger, blind area monitoring, and warnings when departing lanes and cameras with surround view capacity. Within the interior, you will find Alcantara upholstery, an audio system with ten speakers, headlights which are automated, seats which are power adjustable, connectivity with Bluetooth and seven-inch touchscreens. The Buick Enclave has been given a five-star safety grade. It offers protection against front, rear and side collisions, along with rollovers. It has sensors for parking, a camera in the rearview, emergency automated brakes, and both lane and cruise control. Within the interior passengers will be treated to keyless ignition, heated/cooled seats, three-zone climate controls, a Bose audio system with ten speakers and navigational systems.


When it comes to performance the Buick Enclave brings a lot to the table. It is powered by a V6, 3.6-liter engine that can produce up to 310 horsepower with 266 pounds of torque, which allows it to accelerate to sixty miles per hour in just over six seconds. Performance is what Porsche is known for, and the Macan doesn’t disappoint. The standard model comes with a turbo 4 engine that can produce 252 horsepower with 273 pounds of torque. It can reach sixty miles per hour in just over six seconds.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche Macan and Buick Enclave are almost tied in many areas. However, the Enclave has a number of things working against it. First, the interior, with its cloth seats, are lackluster compared to the more luxurious Macan. Second, it has average fuel economy and the AWD isn’t that great, so the Porsche Macan wins.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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